Institute and Research News


Institute and Research News


MPSD scientists have discovered a pioneering laser-driven approach to generate a topological state in graphene. Their work is published in Nature Physics. more

Recruitment has begun at the MPSD for the new independent Lise Meitner Research Group which is due to start its work in January 2020. The group, called Simulations from ab initio approaches: Structure and dynamics from quantum mechanics, will be led by Dr Mariana Rossi. more

Ultrafast light sources, outstanding supervision and pioneering research – those are just three of the reasons why PhD students from around the world enroll in the International Max Planck Research School for Ultrafast Imaging and Structural Dynamics (IMPRS-UFAST). more

Team develops new crystallography method which dramatically simplifies starting enzymatic reactions by mixing a cocktail of small amounts of liquids with protein crystals. Determination of the protein structures at different times after mixing can be assembled into a time-lapse sequence. more

Researchers from the MPSD and the University of Toronto have pieced together a detailed time-lapse movie revealing all the major steps during the catalytic cycle of an enzyme. more

The new MPSD web site has gone live, with a responsive design that adapts to the screens of smartphones and other mobile devices. It is easier to use and features a clean, modern look. more

MPSD post doc and Humboldt fellow Ankit Disa has spent a week networking with Nobel Laureates and hundreds of other scientists at the prestigious annual Lindau Meeting. more

An international team of scientists has unraveled the light-induced electron-localization dynamics in transition metals on the attosecond timescale. The team investigated for the first time the many-body electron dynamics in transition metals before thermalization sets in. more

Scientists from the United States, Germany and Japan explain how the electronic structure in twisted bilayer graphene (TBLG) influences the emergence of the insulating state in these systems, which is the precursor to superconductivity in high-Tc materials. more

Researchers uncover how quantum fluctuations can be used to restore the fundamental symmetry of the electronic motions in crystals affected by magnetic fields. more

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